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Why is the liberal tradition so much richer, so much more prolific than the leftist or reactionary traditions?
For example, the liberal tradition can claim:
>Socrates
>Cicero
>Cato
>Machiavelli
>Adam Smith
>Locke
>Rousseau
>Montesquieu
>Voltaire
>Kant
>Hamilton
>Jefferson
>Bentham

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I bet the rich man could play the flute and had children who could make them. Guess where they are now? Hell. Burning there for eternity. While Lazarus, had nothing in this life. No comfort. Received no compassion. All he asked for was a few crumbs. Poor Lazurus received them not. Oh how big of a difference would they have made! When he came to pass, he went straight to heaven. Think over your choices carefully friends. Eternity is at stake.
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>>13355314
rolan
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>>13359759
Idiot.
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>Socrates
not liberal
>Cicero
not liberal
>Cato
not liberal
>Machiavelli
not liberal
>Adam Smith
liberal and a retard
>Locke
retard
>Rousseau
retard
>Montesquieu

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>>13360832
t. retard

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>>13360744
Never heard of it
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Was disappointed to find out that it wasn't about the dour middle aged WASP on the cover being disillusioned with 1950s suburban life but finding meaning when his son introduces him to weed
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>>13360744
dude weed lmao
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he raped his sisterwife, Phoedith
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>>13360866
Actually, I meant to say i was happy that I found out it wasn't about the dour middle aged WASP on the cover being disillusioned with 1950s suburban life but finding meaning when his son introduces him to weed

what's a nice edition of Paradise Lost to buy, maybe with illustrations, maybe without?

i've seen recommended the Norton annotated edition, but i've also seen it mentioned as bottom tier academic garbage, so i'm not sure if it's actually good
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>>13359815
are the illustrations from Doré?
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>>13358980
you HAVE to go back
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>>13360859
to hell?
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>>13360962
to communism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf5L6kwJJtA
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>>13360853

Nope

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Is this book a good and valid introduction to evolution and the function of genes and how they determine our behaviour?
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>>13358485
>This is in fact addressed in the video but I meant on a wider level such as animal class.

Its funny how you move the goalposts so easily
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>>13358310
It's outdated but a good introduction to gene selection theory. It's a decent starting framework to learn more about evolution.
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>asking about Dawkins or evolution on /pol2/ electric boogaloo

there are topics you don't discuss on 4chan, lad. The simpsons, children of men, they live, books written by woman or black people, jew related stuff etc.
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>>13358310
yes
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>>13358310
I liked The Nature of Selection: Evolutionary Theory in Philosophical Focus by Elliott Sober. (but I haven't finished it)

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What are some of your favorite Short Books? Short is a subjective term so feel free to recommend whatever you feel qualifies as "Short". Around 100 pages with a standard font size are what I'm personally looking for. Books like Notes from the Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky or The Stranger by Albert Camus are some examples of these criteria which I personally enjoyed.
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>>13357583
Any Poe and Lovecraft story.
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Wasp Factory is pretty short and is immensely enjoyable
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>>13358605
>Mises is trash
Why?
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>>13360989
not him but
>Praxeology

Does this include my 16 hours per day gaming and 4chan browsing habit
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>>13360721
It's actually capitalism which alienates individuals from their real individuality according to marxists.
Also, existing socialist regimes were just slightly modified state capitalist regimes.
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>>13360721
The only thing that lasted more than a couple months and could in any way be deemed a "society created by socialists" actually introduced several "pro-individual laws" compared to the ones they found already in place, e.g. legal abortion, free market reforms.
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>>13360823
restrict private property, allow the state to monopolize means of production, which gives state control of economy, and the individual will flourish. Am I missing something? Where has this gone right? Is China a beacon of socialist success?
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>>13360918
>Is China a beacon of socialist success?
Unironically yes.
"the essence of socialism is the advancement of the productive forces"
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>>13360918
>China
>Socialism
>Private property is the only way an individual can individually make use of a certain good
By what you're saying you're just not equipped to understand what you're talking about.
Read more, think more, then you might be able to have a substantial discussion.

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just picked this one up today, any thoughts?
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>>13358646
Finnish girls are so cheap and easy anybody can get 'em.
Wubba Lubba Dub Dub, It's just a prank bro.
But I mean heck why would you even want one when you can just go there and rape and murder one and still be considered the victim in the exchange ?
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>>13358157
They've already been outbred by Swedes and Russkies and it just made them more autistic.
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>>13358646
>>13358928
stfu faggots
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>>13358145
Judging by those hands, it would be more aptly titled 'How to Finish a Merry Girl' .
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funny seeing all these /pol/ nerds getting their panties in a bunch about this when Finland is literally 4chan, the country.

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have you guys ever read this?
what did you make of it?

it's seriously one of the oddest books i've encountered and i can't place the tone

i highly recommend it
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>>13358907
>Judging an author for a cover

>>13359313
I just read the description. Didn't get a weird vibe. May check it out.
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>>13359403
it will defy your description
it's nothing like anything
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i mean maybe it's like the sheltering sky meets muriel spark if you must
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>>13359424
you
where are you from
i mean i know where youre from but who are you
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>>13359424
>>13359804
tfw i get drunk enough to yell at myself

What are some /lit/ approved Protestant literature?
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>>13360837
Moby Dick, Robinson Crusoe, Paradise Lost
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>>13360910
>>13360922
These are all good. Protestants also have Faust, right? I don't think Goethe was Catholic.
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Dante isn't Catholic, he is a heretic and is burning in hell
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>>13360837
the communist manifesto
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>>13360945
Dante is not only NOT a heretic, there's a cause to be made for his canonization. The Comedy has had a hand in multiple people's conversions over the years.

Critique Thread time
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>>13360608
>i heave an exaspera...

clumsy

also the first paragraph is just exposition and first person is bad. Typical bad writer problem of saying too much be more concise, you can cut everything after "I know his order"

>I don't know how he can keep eating the same meal literally every day

dont use literally

It's not literary but you probably aren't going for that, keep working

ALSO USE DIALOGUE TAGS
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>>13360633

I don't think everything needs a dialogue tag though, it feels like simply padding the word count or adding way too much un-needed extra details.

For example, in the line:
"$6.53, first window", I COULD, theoretically, add something like, "I say, even though I already know he knows his total by heart.", but, that feels obnoxious and un-needed to me.
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>>13360541
>>13360579
>>13360592
Should I just change it back to what it was before I started messing with it?

>Golden blue eyes met my gaze in the mirror as I brushed my teeth. Hundreds of tiny hairs wore their way through sensitive gums, coating off-white teeth in crimson rivers. A perfect match for the veiny fissures along the whites of my eyes.
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>>13360650
That's not what a dialogue tag is, USE THEM

>>13360708
One metaphor is good, 5 in a row is garbage, choose and use one
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>>13359606
Sorry?

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all that matters is living forever, collecting knowledge, becoming one with god and fuck the normie masses
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>>13359910
unironically based
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>>13357231
digusting
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>>13358969
>doesnt know anything about gnosticism
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Suffice it to say i am a BIG fan of jews. Hard-unironically, and with all the moral recititude echoesposters claim to have. Theist jews though? Fuck em and their tribalism. But no harder than christfags or muzzies.
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>>13357516
Spirituality is ubiquitous in the 3rd world. God speaks in bones and rocks and dirt.

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Why did /lit/, over the course of about 2 weeks, go from shouting down the rare atheist who spoke up to being largely atheist and mocking religion?

Why the sudden change? Did something happen in the news?
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>>13360860
You are imagining this trend and are a newfag.
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>>13360885
This. There are more unironic Christians on this board than ever. And /lit/ has essentially been a Catholic board since about 2015.
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>>13360860
That was a correction of course from an utter rejection of logic and intellect back to reason. Now you can fuckoff thanks
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>>13360877
this
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i havent noticed that but i have noticed the the past few days have had incredibly terrible post quality

What is the greatest Romance in Literature?
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>>13359206
Check out this try hard
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Stella and Astrophil
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Levin and Kitty.
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>>13359297
I was stealthily offering nice recs to you but if you prefer to play the the illiterate too cool for school kid more power to you my sweet retard friend.
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>>13353987

God and Man.

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Finally, a good book.

Is he based?
>I have ever hated all nations, professions, and communities, and all my love is toward individuals: for instance, I hate the tribe of lawyers, but I love Counsellor Such-a-one, and Judge Such-a-one: so with physicians—I will not speak of my own trade—soldiers, English, Scotch, French, and the rest. But principally I hate and detest that animal called man, although I heartily love John, Peter, Thomas, and so forth. This is the system upon which I have governed myself many years, but do not tell...
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>>13359406
Bump
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Lol that's a nice quote. Literally me.
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>>13359406
If by "based" you mean wrote scatological poetry about sneaking into a lady's dressing room and rummaging around through girls shit-stained knickers, then yes.

>Thus finishing his grand survey,
>Disgusted Strephon stole away
>Repeating in his amorous fits,
>Oh! Celia, Celia, Celia shits!
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>>13360825
He also once wrote a "Treatise on Excrement" using the pen name Dr. Shit.


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